International Paper launches new Web site

Published 8:54 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FRANKLIN—In more good news for the global paper company, International Paper has launched a new Web site, which now provides access to its customers around the globe, as well as updated product and company information.

“We are excited about the opportunity to present this comprehensive look at our company to customers, the investment community and our many other partners around the globe,” said Patricia Neuhoff, communications director.

As a global leader in paper and packaging products, the Web site provides easy access to IP company information as well as information about xpedx, its North American distribution company, according to a company press release.

The site also includes IP’s products, solutions and services available to customers globally. Visitors can navigate to the information they need in 18 countries and regions and 13 languages.

The new global Web site also provides access to company and product information within a country, region or across the globe.

The new Web site is among the good news that has come out of the company as of late.

Locally, in August, an order for pulp by a Chinese paper company forestalled a plan by IP to idle its Franklin mill for two weeks.

IP had idled the Franklin mill for four weeks this year, citing a lack of orders. The downtime occurred during two weeks of March, the last week of May and the first week of June.

Desmond Stills, spokesman for the Franklin mill, said Monday that the company wasn’t planning to idle the mill again this year.

Ted Lewellyn, manager of operation services for the Franklin mill, said the same thing in August, but added that the decision is dependant on the economy.